India has offered to negotiate and sign limited trade deals, covering a few dozen important items, with the US and the UK even as talks on comprehensive FTAs carry on. This could provide a formula for settling outstanding trade negotiations with the EU, ASEAN and other nations.
The President and CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum touches upon the various areas the Indian government must focus on as it aims to secure a fruitful US-India trade deal. Highlights: The current US-India partial trade deal should be visualised as the beginning of an important chapter towards a larger Free Trade Agreement. Allowing negotiations for a trade deal covering a handful of market access issues shows the Trump administration’s recognition of the value of the US-India partnership. India needs [...]
A political expert delves into how the post-Brexit Global Britain message is playing out in reality and the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s relationship with both EU and non-EU countries. ‘Global Britain’ is the ultimate goal for many Brexiters. They see new, tailored trade deals around the world as Brexit’s great prize. Fast-growing economies, including India, China and Brazil, feature prominently. Critics counter that increasing friction with the European Union – the UK’s largest and nearest partner – has high costs. [...]